Loaves & Fishes

“The opportunity to provide a hot, well balanced meal to those in need and a great way to enjoy the company of fellow parishioners, make a difference in our community, and live the Gospel message.”


Lumen Christi serves meals 24 times a year through the Loaves and Fishes organization either at Dorothy Day or St. Matthew’s Church.  At Dorothy Day approximately 280 meals are served each session.  At St. Matthew’s approximately 70-130 meals are served.

loavesfishes2Lumen Christi’s Serving Schedule:
Dorothy Day – serve on the 29th of every month unless this falls on a Saturday.
Cooking team  2:00 – 4:30 pm
Serving team  4:00 – 5:30 pm
Contact Matti Osborne if you would like to serve on this team.
651-698-0708, email

Dorothy Day – serve on the 2nd Wednesday of Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov.
St. Matthews – serve on the 2nd Friday of Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec.
510 Hall Ave., West St. Paul

Contact Kelly Trewartha if you would like to serve at Dorothy Day on the 2nd Wednesday or at St. Matthews.

Loaves and Fishes, MN Mission


  • To provide nutritious meals to people who are hungry in the Twin Cities metro area in an atmosphere of hospitality at site locations where the need is greatest.
  • To develop joint ventures/partnerships with like-minded organizations assisting guests with additional basic needs key to becoming self-sufficient.


  • Over 358,000 meals served in 2012
  • Number of meals served remains relatively stable.

Advocacy & Referral

  • Dining guests continue to receive advocacy and referrals by licensed social worker.
  • 2012 priorities continued to include:  employment and other food support usage, housing, health/dental care.


  • Through Loaves and Fishes’ registered dietician we have implemented a policy of every meal, every day will meet or exceed USDA minimum adult nutrition standards.

For more information on the Loaves and Fishes, MN organization click here.